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Drosophilidae: Scaptomyza cf. graminum ♀
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Posted on 03-05-2021 19:56

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I photographed this fly in Bazzano (AQ), Italy on April 18th 2021. Is it a Scaptomyza? And is it possible to identify its species from these photos?

Thank you in advance,
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Edited by ESant on 05-05-2021 19:54
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Scaptomyza sp., not pallida

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Yes, female S. graminum or close.
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Thank you both very much!
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03.06.21 11:11
@Tony Irwin Thank you Tony! I've emailed you there Pfft

02.06.21 22:26
Rob - can you PM me with an e-mail address, and I'll send it over.

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31.05.21 08:37
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